Wednesday, July 4, 2018

Bolivian Well Projects 2018

Greetings friends and supporters:
peace be with you all! We drilled four wells in the Madidi jungle for the Tsimemes. They were very thankful. We have uploaded photos and a few short videos on to two Facebook accounts (David Valderrama & Tsipporah Valderrama). We are currently working with our hands helping a brother get his business caught up so he can spend time with his family so we have not returned to our home-base in Oklahoma where we could work on The Blessing of Water Inc Bolivia trip documentary. We have also been asked to frame the building for an orphanage in Romania, put the roof on and to close it in. If all things are ready there we plan to go do it. This will further prolong our documentary for the Bolivian wells. Our flights and other accommodations would be supplied if we decided to build the orphanage in Romania. They only need skilled laborers and that is the kind of work that the directors of The Blessing of Water Inc do when not working with the poor and to raise support.

As of yet, we have not needed to compensate ourselves for the charitable work we have provided. For our personal expenses we have worked with our hands and have paid i.e. house payment, water bill, electric bill, gas bill, insurances, phones, land payment, etc. Howbeit, The Blessing of Water Inc team collectively only needs about $1,100 total each month for such expenses. This is because we have learned how to live simply. All donations have went towards causes specifically related to the charitable work. Howbeit, if we do begin to receive more donations and are able to meet more needs of the poor we may need compensation to continue our monthly payments because our time would be consumed with charitable work all of the time and not carpentry for personal business. Many charitable organizations pay tens of thousands of dollars to various single directors and so forth. Some directors receive $50,000 to millions of dollars annually. We have no worldly ambitions or care so we do not need such salaries. For all of The Blessing of Water's most basic needs to be met annually (six directors/officers) would only be about $13,500 annually. We have been doing carpentry/construction to meet these needs and to help fund the charitable work ourselves. Either way, we are glad that we are able to do what we are doing, whether doing carpentry to provide for our basic needs and of the poor or if we could do more charitable work full time, either way we are serving the poor. All of this I have mentioned because "Charities" kind of have a bad reputation for being frauds, selfish, and hypocritical. Everything we possess we are using for the cause of Christ and for charitable work. For example: in order to have a 501 c3 non profit organization you need to have an address registered with the state where you incorporated. A P.O. BOX will not suffice. The construction tools we have we use to provide for our basic needs and those of the poor.

Folks have been contacting us with needs for clean and safe drinking water from all over the world. If it is in your heart to contribute financially: those drinking the clean and safe water would greatly appreciate it. You can donate using this link:  DONATE

At the end of the fiscal year we will need to file a 990 with the IRS. You can look up any non profit organization's 990 and see where their money went, the salaries that are paid out and so forth. I encourage you to look up your favorite non profit organization's 990 tax form and see what kind of salaries and benefits were paid out to the officers and directors of the organization. Hopefully, our form will be posted after the fiscal year is completed and the IRS approves it.

I hope to create a post where there will be more information, photos, videos, and the documentary. This post was mostly completed using a cell phone. Thank you for your patience, prayers, and care for the poor.

Here are a few links to some videos:

I partly recorded a motorcycle ride from Ixiamas to the Tsimene village to help communicate the circumstances in which we needed to travel:  Motorcycle Ride

This is where we crossed literally through the river on the way towards the Tsimene village. We hired a man who owned a skidder to pull the tractor, wagon, and equipment to the other side. The timing on this was crucial as we could not have accomplished this if the river was much higher: Crossing the River

We drilled to the fine sand (about 75 feet), cleaned out the hole using pressurized water, and began to insert the 4 inch pvc casing into the hole. The pump with a smaller pipes goes inside of this casing:  Inserting the Casing into the Drilled Hole  another related video:  Further Explanation

Another Link:  Beginning the Second Well

We had to fetch water from ponds and swamps to feed the gas powered pump which pressurized the water, feeding it into the the metal pipe which had the auger at the end. The water would spray out from the tip of the auger and the clay, sand, and dirt would rise to the surface of the hole where it could be cleaned away. Ryan Exaplaining

Ryan is explaining:  Installing the Pump at Well Number One

Braden is explaining some of the procedure: Changing out the Water

Tuesday, March 20, 2018

MOZAMBIQUE NEWS!

Good news! We got word back from Charity: Water The fundraiser we did with them in December  2016 has been applied to needs in Mozambique, Africa. Here is the update we received from them:

"What's happening now?


"The projects you’re helping fund are located in the Muecate and NacarĂ´a Districts in the Nampula Province of Mozambique. More than 180,000 people live there, but only 33% of them have access to clean and safe drinking water.

These districts in Mozambique are highly impacted by the global water crisis. On a recent visit to Nampula, our team spent time in one community where women are only able to collect a small amount of water from contaminated open wells for part of the year. When the wells dry up, they walk 4 miles to a river, often enduring snake bites on the way. But thanks to your help, that’s all changing.

Our local partner, World Vision Mozambique, has already drilled over 70 new wells and constructed mechanized piped systems in four communities, bringing clean water to over 33,000 people. They’ve conducted community trainings to promote key hygiene and sanitation practices. Because of your support, these wells and piped systems are bringing hope and a brighter future to so many families.

We’re so excited to tell you that we’ll be able to send your completion report early. All of the projects have been built, and we’re currently verifying the data and collecting photos and GPS coordinates. You can expect to receive your final report by early summer."

Thanks again to all who had their hand in helping us raise the money to make this happen for the people of Mozambique!

We plan to keep the updates coming...looking forward to the pictures Charity: Water sends; stay tuned...

Fund Raising Motivator

(We transferred our site material (posts) from another web services provider to blogger so though this post is recent, it is actually older)
(12/2016)
So, I got this idea after making my recent fundraiser post....we are running out of days to reach our goal...approx. 12 days left....I recently made a number of  salves to sell to raise money for the Fundraiser. I tried selling them at a flea market...it wasn't the right crowd...so I have a number of  salves left over: Hand Salve, Vapor Rub, Baby Rub. I made the salves with all natural ingredients: -Hand Salve- is made with, Coconut oil, Organic extra virgin olive oil, Essential oils of, Lavender, Rosemary, Peppermint, Organic beeswax, Sweet almond oil with vitamin E. Sounds good doesn't it?! Our friend Ryan found it relieved his excema...it is good for cuts & scrapes, relieving itchy bites, restoring dry skin....etc..
Then there's -Vapor Rub-, great for this time of year for children over 6 years old & adults. Rub on chest to ease breathing, or dry sore nose. Ingredients: Coconut oil, Organic extra virgin olive oil, Organic beeswax, Essential oils of, Eucalyptus, Peppermint, Rosemary, Sweet almond oil with vitamin E.
For those of you that have babies, or know someone who does, or maybe you just have sensitive skin this may be great for you; -Baby Rub- relieves diaper rash safe to use with cloth diapers and on babies sensitive skin. Ingredients: Coconut oil, Organic beeswax, Essential oils of, Lavender & Tea Tree, Sweet Almond Oil with vitamin E.
So, my motivating idea is this: While supplies last, everyone (that lives in the USA, sorry, this is due to shipping costs) that donates $25 will receive a free salve!!!! Simply click on the link that will take you to our fundraising page donate.charitywater.org/tsipporah-valderrama/the-blessing-of-water
Leave an email address that we can contact you with in the comments and we will send you a private email asking for the address you'd like us to send your salve. Once we email you, you may specify if you have a preference on the salve type you would like. If you prefer not to leave your email address in the comments (which are public) then you can email us privately at theblessingofwater@gmail.com letting us know your name and preference. We are asking for $25 dollars so that at least $20 can go right to the fundraising project; $5 will cover the shipping cost of the salve, of course if shipping cost is under $5 the remaining will go directly to fundraiser.
We are currently at $3,375 trying to meet the $5,000 goal in 12 days. That make us $1,625 short of our goal. Remember this money is funding necessary needs relating to clean safe drinking water...Charity: water will choose to put our donations to a well/wells, or possibly a latrine..which are both life saving...many death causing diseases are spread by unsanitary conditions. I hope my idea will motivate some of you. Let's do the math...if 81 people donate $20-25 dollars we should reach the goal!!!That's not too many people. So , please post this to Facebook or send to family & friends, co-workers...etc. Can we together get 81 people to donate $20 within 12 days?...We'll see..... And remember to those who make $25 donation we will be sending out a Blessing of salve while supplies last!

Two Projects: one with Charity: Water. Another in Kenya.

(We transferred our site material posts from another web services provider to blogger so though this post is recent, it is actually older)  Fundraiser Deadline Dec.31
12/15/2016
Kenya projects Time really goes by fast! Thank you to all who have contributed to our Fundraiser with Charity: water.​  We have reach 67% of our $5,000 dollar goal, which is great for about 3 months time! So, now we have about 16 days to fulfill the goal. Any people out there able & willing to make that happen? ​Feel free to remind family & friends, copy & email our fundraiser link, share it at work....let's reach the goal!!! And if not, no worries....we will still make unforgettable, life changing impacts in people's life with what we have currently collected.

Here is the link:
donate.charitywater.org/tsipporah-valderrama/the-blessing-of-water


Kenya Project:
​Report from Marc Carrier:
​"At the bottom of this steep incline is a spring. Women carry jerri cans balanced on their heads up this steep incline barefoot, even after rain when it is slick as can be. It is dangerous. Both springs are like this because they are located at the base of steep hills."----Thanks be to God and donations; Marc was able to put stairs in and make the spring a safer source of water!














 







Uganda, Africa! Our Second Well is Under Construction

(We transferred our site material posts from another web services provider to blogger so though this post is recent, it is actually older)

7/12/2016

    Picture
  • Already paid for by The Blessing of Water:
    Diggers $200
    Bricks $100
    Cement $100
    Sand $100
    Cover $150
    Fencing/gates $300
    Pump for de-watering and well development $500
    Hoses $100
    Total:  $1,550
 Already paid for by Marc Carrier:
Hand pump $500
Well screen $100
Total:  $600
Marc Carrier is a hydro-geologist currently living with his family in East Africa.  The children in the background are passersby looking at the borehole where the new well is to be completed. Marc posted on Facebook today, "I think they are early to get water! This is an extremely high traffic path where people fetch water directly from the lake. We are installing a borehole with a pump along the path so people can get fresh drinking water." 

This is a picture looking down into the borehole. Marc posted on Facebook, "New borehole underway and they reached water! Now pray with me we can successfully advance another ten feet under the water table without cave-in."
Lord willing, we will post a picture of the well when competed.
The last construction project
Pilgrim Way completed helped Marc Carrier to get what he was lacking to complete this well. If you live in the United States and need some kind of construction work done on your property, Pilgrim Way Construction should be able to meet your needs. Pilgrim Way consists of three workers who live off of less than $500 each month combined. This means that whatever is beyond this amount gets put to good use, such as providing clean water, needful medicines, food, etc. to those who need them. You can help support this ministry by hiring us to build your garage, complete your addition, put a new roof on your house, fix your plumbing problems, and much more. If you don't need any work done, but are interested in %100 of your money going to projects like this water well you may also send a donation.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

  This is a special post dedicated to Antoinette Yeboah who recently messaged us....
Please fill out a contact form that you will see to the right side of this post as you scroll down.....we were unable to get your contact information and would be happy to know more about what you messaged us on and converse with you.

And to all who keep up with us....we have re-directed our blessingofwater.org to this blogsite and hope to rebuild our site on blogger.

We are currently busy working on a construction job we were hired to do....although, we are currently occupied with this job, we are being inspired by thoughts of possible upcoming projects we can do to help relieve those in need....

.... So, please know, we are still here working and looking forward to upcoming projects. ...we are also open to hear from our readers if you know of any needs that you would like us to help with...feel free to email us.


Friday, June 2, 2017

Good News in Mozambique!

(We transferred our site material posts from another web services provider to blogger so though this post is recent, it is actually older)


The good news is concerning our fundraiser from December 2016 with Charity: water...the $5,180 that was raised is now going to work to help those in need in Mozambique.

Why Mozambique?
According to Charity: water:
"Mozambique underwent a civil war that led to extreme poverty and severely unhealthy living conditions. In addition, floods and earthquakes exacerbate the growing water crisis. With the 22nd highest child mortality rate in the world, every year 82,000 children in Mozambique don't make it to the age of five. 
Recently, Mozambique has made incredible strides toward development, and providing access to clean water is a major priority."
When the water projects are complete Charity: water plans to send us GPS coordinates, photos, and other details about each community that was  impacted in Mozambique through everyone pulling together to donate & make the nessecary changes. This will take time, so hold tight. We are also looking forward to seeing the completed projects. Meanwhile, it is good to know the work has begun!